The Administrative Assistant will report to the US Bishop. He/she will primarily support the Bishop and other staff at the United Brethren National Office in Huntington, Ind.

Seeking an individual who is

  • Highly organized and effective in all communication skills.
  • Highly skilled in various computer software and applications, with database knowledge a plus.
  • Enjoys getting into the details and solving problems.
  • Responds well to regular interruptions.
  • Works effectively in collaboration with others or on his/her own without direction.
  • Exhibits a servant attitude, working with various types of personalities and situations.

Duties

  1. Provides administrative assistance to the bishop, through calendar scheduling, phone call and guest screening, email responding on his/her behalf, and report and/or letter writing.
  2. Assists bishop and directors with travel details, including hotel selection, hotel and airline reservations, car rentals, and insurance. Performs monthly reconciliation of receipts.
  3. Administrates telephone, reception, and mail activities, in coordination with other office staff.
  4. Prepares and mails materials to ministers and/or churches as directed and scheduled by the bishop’s office, or as scheduled in the procedure manual.
  5. Maintains accurate records for ministers and churches, including but not limited to correspondence, annual reports, and licensing documentation.
  6. Serves as recorder for leadership teams as directed by the bishop. Assures the accurate and timely filing of minutes and meeting materials, forwarding originals to Archives as the procedure manual instructs.
  7. Communicates with leadership teams as necessary for the carrying out of their duties in between meetings.
  8. Assists leadership team members with travel details as needed.
  9. Works in cooperation with the Events Coordinator in instances when required.
  10. Coordinates and oversees volunteers to carry out projects that require additional manpower.
  11. Performs all job duties as outlined in the Administrative Assistant Procedures Manual and keeps the manual current with changing processes.

Skills/Qualifications
The individual chosen for this position should be competent in:

  • Microsoft Office and Mac platforms
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Administrative writing and reporting
  • File retrieval systems

If interested, please email your resume to Bishop Todd Fetters as: todd@ub.org.

UB Global is holding a special missions event on Friday evening, October 21. It’s designed for the whole family, and it’s free!

When: 6:30 – 8:00 pm Friday, October 21
Where: Emmanuel UB church, (12222 US Highway 24 W, Fort Wayne, Ind. 46814
Cost: Free!

Some highlights:

  • Designed for the whole family.
  • Sample international appetizers from places like Ethiopia, Pakistan, Myanmar, and other countries.
  • Missions stations for engaging with international cultures, including a challenge food table for extra spicy, weird-tasting foods.
  • A great chance to meet & connect with others interested in missions from our wider region
  • The evening will conclude with a series of short but high-impact stories of what God is doing around the world.
  • Interact with the UB Global staff and other UB leaders.

Learn more on the UB Global website. You’ll also find promotional resources you can download.

Mainstreet Church (Walbridge, Ohio) will host this UB Global Prayer Gathering on Saturday morning, October 15. It will be a time of gathering together to pray over our mission fields and for our missionaries. Prayer is so powerful and we invite you to join us!

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Time: 10 – 11:30 am
Location: Mainstreet UB church, 5465 Moline-Martin Rd, Walbridge, OH 43465

Please register at this link so we can get a number count for lunch.

Mary Souders

Mary Frances Souders, three day shy of her 105th birthday, passed away September 29, 2022. She was the widow of Rev. William Merle Souders, a longtime pastor and conference superintendent in Kansas. They married in 1935 and were married for 71 years.

Visitation: 11am Thursday, October 6, 2022.
Funeral: 1:00 am Thursday, October 6, 2022.
Location: Resthaven Mortuary, 11800 West Highway 54, Wichita, Kansas

Rev. Souders pastored the former Grayston Avenue UB church in Huntington, Ind. In the 1950s, he and Frances moved to Kansas to start a new UB church, and spent the rest of their lives there.

Read the online obituary here.

“A Morning with Mark: the Backstory of the Bible” is the topic of the next Idea to Action Symposium. It will be held Monday, October 22, from 10am to 12:30 pm. The cost is free, but you need to register. The symposium will be held in-person at Huntington University, and also online.

The three sessions will be led by Dr. Mark Fairchild (right), professor of Thought and Practice at Huntington University. He has done original archaeological research on the early Christian church in Turkey, and has written extensively about the Apostle Paul. He is currently a Fullbrght Senior Research Scholar studying the underwater basilica at Nicea, thought to have hosted the Council of Nicea which issued the Nicean Creed.

Register at this link.